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Topshop Smoke and Mirrors Collection

Is available to buy in stores and online from today onwards.

I really did not understand the motive behind the collection to be honest. What on earth does 'Smoke' and 'Mirrors' have to do with each other?

The packaging looks decent and the only thing they have thought about it looks like. However to me it's reminiscent of Body Shop's Honey Bronze Collection.



Also, aren't you a bit late copying the bronzer-blusher duo trend Topshop? *rolls eyes and yawns*

It's called Burning Embers. That's still not going to make me buy it!


I like the quad in Secret Liasions though, however boring it may look. A girl can never have too many neutrals.



My favourite bit from the collection is the Glow Highlighter in Polished. I've never seen a cream high-lighter in a pot like form from any brand before hence this is surely tickling my curiosity.
 Lipsticks in Rumour Has It and Pillow Talk.




Lash Extender Mascara in Black Velvet



On the whole, the collection's pretty meh in my opinion. Being a fashion-forward brand, Topshop can definite do better.

Will you be purchasing anything? 

To ELLE and Back said...

Nothings jumping out at me, you're right but the packagings quite smart.

Aru said...

Burning Embers looks great! *_*
xx

Lillian Funny Face said...

I actually really like the idea of a smoke amnd mirrors themed makeup collection however I really can't understand how any of these pieces relates to the name! Theyre aren't even really any smokey or shiney colours :/

Ellie said...

I agree, it looks very 'Body Shop', which to be honest isn't always a good thing. I still don't understand why Topshop radically change their packaging for every new collection, I like the original design. Nothing much stands out although I like the look of Burning Embers, however 'MAC Superwoman' it looks ;)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Lillian Funny Face - Thank you! Couldn't agree more.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Ellie - I agree! It's hard to associate to the brand then. I love their original polka dot packaging though :)

Georgina said...

I like the look of the lipsticks and the highlighter but I purchased some items from their Sandstorm collection earlier this year and was really disappointed, so I'm a bit dubious as to how nice they'll be in real life! xx

ketoglutarat said...

i really like the print design on the paperbox packaging! looks better than the actual product design, indeed.

TheCosmeticCrave said...

The highlighter in this collection was the only thing that did it for me too. I might try the lipsticks when Im in the store too!

http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/
xxx

roshas said...

wow i love the packaging - so eye catching! xx

liloo said...

what a gorgeous collection. the packaging is divine! xx
liloo/@tsunimee

Amy said...

I love the pacakaging!! I need to try topshop makeup!!!

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Hollie said...

interesting...I didn't know topshop had a cosmetics line...
I wonder why our local topshop doesn't have it... thanks for sharing.

Sami said...

I agree - prefer their previous ranges x

Gauri said...

Wonderful post..

Eli said...

Gorgeous packaging! Especially the compacts :)

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